He is also quite a popular entity among the media due to his appearance which thoroughly neglects a normal country club look.
Net Worth of John Daly
John Daly has an estimated net worth of around $2.5 million.
John Patrick Daly was born in Carmichael, California on 28th April 1966 to Jim and Lou. John was their third and youngest kid after a daughter, Leslie, and a son, Jamie.
John’s father, Jim, was not present for the most part of growing up years of his children. He worked at nuclear power plants and kept roaming around to places, sometimes for weeks and months. The children missed their father and without a suitable guidance, went all out and did their own things.
When he was 4 years old, John discovered his fascination with the sport of golf, after his father gifted him two cut-off golf clubs, which was mostly out of the guilt to never be able to be with him much. John dwelled himself in the sport and started practising out for fun and eventually got addicted to it.
Due to father’s extremely hectic schedule, the family kept moving to different places and once when they settled in Arkansas, John’s interest in golf grew as a fully blown passion. He started messing with his golf clubs at a local ‘nine hole layout’ and became fascinated with the sport spending hours and hours learning the tricks of the game.
Daly initiated his professional golf career as an amateur in the US Open and performed poorly to everybody’s expectations. He turned a professional by the next year and ended up securing a decent victory in 1987 in Missouri Open. In 1990, he won Ben Hugan Utah Classic and exhibited great skill and talent which caught the public eye.
In 1991, it was the PGA championship which gave him the stardom he deserved. His aggressive style of hooks and swings earned him an exuberant media attention and as he ended winning the tournament despite being a newbie, and developed a cult like following among the sport fans.
His winning streak continued between 1992 and 1994, but that was the time he started indulging more and more into alcohol, which eventually became the biggest talking point about him than his game. In 1994, he was suspended by the PGA tour for incessantly walking out of the course in an ongoing tournament, which eventually forced him to take his alcoholism seriously and he admitted himself into a rehab.
Daly ended up gaining his second major at the British Open in 1995 but his alcoholism and personal life kept dragging him down and his career halted, to utter disappointment of his fans and colleagues. During those years, his game was severely affected due to weight and drinking problems, which also wreaked havoc in his personal life.
He made a strong comeback in 2004 with a win in the Buick Invitational game and got selected as the ‘PGA Tour Comeback Player of the Year’. He reached top 4 in the statistical golf rankings in that year, but didn’t win any other tournament for a long until 2014, when he emerged winner in Beko Classic by one shot.